The TV freshman class of 2013: The Originals Top…But Still Need Some Work.


The Originals are half way through the first season and should quickly get picked up for a second. What do the critics have to say about it? The Originals top all of the must watch TV list. Quickly gaining its own following and competition for TVD but lots of critics agree.  In order for this show to really compete it could still use some work.

Season 1, Episode 101B‘The Originals’ (The CW)
From the second half of its first season through much of its third season, “The Vampire Diaries” was one of the best shows on network TV. Through the half-way point in its first season, the “TVD” spinoff “The Originals” is in all ways superior to where the mothership was at the same point. That doesn’t mean that the New Orleans-set vampire/werewolf/witch drama will necessarily follow the same growth curve, but “The Originals” very quickly found its own distinctive voice and, especially pleasantly, it found smart ways to use “TVD” veterans Joseph Morgan, Claire Holt and Daniel Gillies, who have all been missed in their original — GET IT?!? — CW home. There are still a lot of things for “The Originals” to work on. I don’t care for any of the human characters in the slightest. I like Phoebe Tonkin when she’s actually given things to do, but she becomes pretty wallpaper too frequently. And the mythology is already verging on silly. Still, “The Originals” is a pleasant surprise compared to the backdoor pilot last spring.
– Daniel Fienberg

Source: HitFix

Hi...thank you for reading and checking out the site. My fascination with vampires and all things supernatural started at a young age. Reemerging with Anne Rice's "Interview with a Vampire" book and movie. I love TV maybe a little too much. Adore makeup and accessories. Sci-fi geek to my heart and I will never be ashamed to say I loved Star Wars before it was cool...still do. ~ Arcena P